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Obama Marks WAAD With $100 Million Brain Initiative

April 02, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2013) -- President Obama commemorated World Autism Awareness Day by announcing the launch of a $100 million brain science initiative "designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain." The announcement was made from the White House following an event in the Blue Room where Autism Speaks and other advocates celebrated "Light It Up Blue."

NPR: CARA Passage One of Few 'Bold' Actions Taken by Congress in 2011

December 31, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 31, 2011) -- In a year-end review of Congress, NPR correspondent Tamara Keith reported on a professor's finding that the current Congress is on pace to be the least productive since the 1880s. The renewal of the 2006 Combating Autism Act, signed into law September 30 by President Obama, was singled out as one of the few significant achievements.

Autism Speaks Applauds President Obama for Signing Combating Autism Reauthorization Act

Suzanne and Bob Wright Attend White House Bill-Signing Extending Landmark Combating Autism Act Another Three Years

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright today joined President Obama at a White House ceremony where the President signed cruc

September 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2011) – Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright today joined President Obama at a White House ceremony where the President signed crucial legislation renewing the landmark Combating Autism Act for another three years.